Jana Flagship Down Double-Digits

Oct 24 2008 | 10:06am ET

Activists have not been immune to the drubbing hedge funds have taken in recent month, and Jana Partners is no exception.

The New York-based firm has done better than many hedge funds, but has still been battered by the collapse in oil prices, Bloomberg News reports. Barring a major turnaround, the firm, headed by Barry Rosenstein, is facing its first-ever down year since its founding in 2001.

The firm’s $4 billion flagship, the Jana Master Fund, is down 14.7% this year, according to Bloomberg. The fund’s investors are used to the other kind of double-digit return; Jana Master had posted an annualized return of 20.9% prior to this year.

Two other Jana funds have not fared as badly, but still find themselves in the red. Jana Nirvana is down 8.9% through Sept. 30, and Jana Piranha is down 3.1%.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…